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Ten Things: Satisfying


I was drinking a glass of red wine the other night on the couch and I realized I was holding the glass by the bowl instead of the stem. I know, so uncool right? Wine drinkers everywhere are rolling their eyes at me. But for some reason, it feelsย so goodย to hold the glass that way! I know, weird. It just fits right in my hand and it feels solid and I like it. It feels satisfying. And then I started thinking of other things that feel the same way, for no good reason. Here’s what I came up with.

1. Hitting a tetherball really hard, just in the right spot.
2. Drawing a perfectly straight line on accident.
3. Having a killer race on Mario Kart Wii.
4. Getting a running hug from my niece so hard she knocks me over.
5. Peeling dried glue off of my fingers.
6. When all of the ice cubes pop out of the tray.
7. Pushing the enter button on my computer a little too hard when I’m typing fast.
8. Walking with a to-go cup of tea in my hand.
9. A really epic, perfectly-aligned high-five.
10. When you buy something and it comes out to an even dollar amount.

Aren’t those weird?! It’s funny — most of them have to do with things serendipitously working out. And some of them are just things that feel like they fit well on my person. I mean, what’s better than getting a running hug from an excited 3-year-old? Not a lot of things are more satisfying than that. So I gotta know. Do you have some of these too? Or just anything that feels really good for no good reason? Lemme know, and have a gorgeous weekend. xoxo

P.S. I actually literally have butterflies in my stomach about Make Your Day being available for purchase on Monday.

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31 thoughts on “Ten Things: Satisfying

  1. hah those are so sweet.
    glad you shared them, it’s like there are so many small things that makes us feel good but we don’t tell them just because they are so small and insignificant. i should try that ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It’s amazing how many of those are my satisfied-feeling things too haha — particularly the ice cube trays one, no one likes it when the extra little chips of ice are still stuck to the tray!

  3. At a diner, when there is jelly on the table, it makes me weirdly happy to put them in order based on type of jelly! I don’t know what it is about it!

  4. Using a new black sharpie marker for the first time when the tip is perfectly pointed and the ink flows like water. Ahhhh.

  5. 6. When all of the ice cubes pop out of the tray…I so wish this would happen to me alas we all have our crosses to bear ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Haha, I totally agree with most of those! Things like that are so interesting and they make life more fun. I feel a lot of satisfaction when I finish washing all the dishes and the kitchen counter is all clear and clean, too. <3

  7. scratching the concept of having a run on to do list, and just making a realistic to do list just for this very day, and accomplishing them all….check! check! check! LOVE! PURE ECSTASY!

  8. Yes! I hold wine glasses by the bowl too. It feels so classily bad-ass ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is super gross but it is so satisfying to pop a zit.

  9. Holding a wine glass by the stem feels so unnatural to me, so I totally feel you on that one! And yes to numbers three and five as well. Something satisfying to me is the feel of a freshly sharpened pencil on paper. Now a days a majority of my writing is done through email, text, online, etc. so it’s a rare feeling.

  10. Being so tired I can barely walk after a workout makes me feel ridiculously good. The sound of my metal knitting needles scraping against one another is awesome. My wine glasses do not even have stems. Plus, I will drink it out of a coffee cup if that is all I have. Classy I am!

  11. Don’t feel guilty. Red wine is supposed to be held like that to maintain the ideal temperature. White should be held by the stem since it’s served chilled. Cheers to being right the whole time!

  12. This might be an English thing but I was always taught to hold white wine and champagne glasses by the stem and red wine by the bowl. The theory being that the warmth of your hand helps release the flavours in the red wine. So actually you were being classy! My satisfying thing – perfectly ironed bed sheets – even though I don’t really like ironing. You can’t beat sliding into crisp sheets though.

  13. oh man, i totally wouldn’t want to play you in tetherball, pretty sure just from reading #1 that you’d cream me.

    loved this list. totally delicious.

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